Jeff Gordon did not get the victory and championship that would have further etched his name in NASCAR’s record book, but he ended his career on a high note. He finished sixth in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway to end the 2015 season—and his career—with a seven-race streak of top-10s. He finished third in the season-long championship.
Jeff Gordon posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead among Chase contenders with a speed of 173.321 mph. He was ninth fastest overall, followed by Martin Truex Jr. in 10th with a lap of 173.232 mph, 17th-fastest Kyle Busch at 171.418 mph, and 26th-fastest Kevin Harvick with a 169.972 mph lap.
Jeff Gordon enters the weekend with six consecutive top-10s in the past six races, which gives him the best active streak among all competitors.
Jeff Gordon did not make any mock qualification runs in Friday’s practice, which left him a little confused on which line to run on his first time trial lap. He landed briefly outside of the top 24 in the first qualification session, but rebounded to eventually qualify fifth for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Jeff Gordon posted the slowest time among the four Chase contenders in the first practice session for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His fastest lap of 170.127 mph was good enough for only 30th on the speed chart.
Sunday’s race in Miami is scheduled to be Jeff Gordon’s final start as a full-time Sprint Cup driver.
Jeff Gordon entered the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 with the longest active top-10 streak and he added to that by one race at Phoenix International Raceway. He now has six consecutive results in that range and has not finished outside the top 15 during the Chase. Gordon finished sixth Sunday night.
Jeff Gordon was the slowest of the Chase contenders in Friday’s practice, but he posted the fastest time in the first round of qualification for the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 with a speed of 141.738 mph.
Jeff Gordon was the slowest of the eight current Chase contenders in Friday’s practice session for the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. His top speed of 139.616 mph was 0.402 seconds slower than his teammate Jimmie Johnson.
Jeff Gordon finished ninth in the AAA Texas 500, which was his fifth consecutive top-10 finish during the Chase.
Jeff Gordon’s practice and qualification times indicate that he is on target to earn a top-20 at Texas Motor Speedway, but could struggle to finish in the top 10. His Friday practice speed was 19th-best and he qualified 18th.
Jeff Gordon has been running at the end of all 46 Martinsville Speedway races he ever started, but his Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 victory this week may be his most important yet. With it, he scored a victory in his final season and it insures he will be part of the Championship battle at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Jeff Gordon posted the second-fastest single lap in practice for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway. His top speed of 98.364 mph 9/100ths of a second slower than leader Joey Logano.
Jeff Gordon raced with the leaders all afternoon at Talladega SuperSpeedway and finished third in the CampingWorld.com 500. He earned enough points to advance to the Eliminator round of the Chase and should be considered a strong contender to win at Martinsville Speedway next week.